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RE: XKMS; where's the Web?

From: Hallam-Baker, Phillip <pbaker@verisign.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2004 11:01:53 -0800
Message-ID: <C6DDA43B91BFDA49AA2F1E473732113E0A1825@mou1wnexm05.vcorp.ad.vrsn.com>
To: "'Mark Baker'" <distobj@acm.org>, www-xkms@w3.org

Mark,

	I suspect that the reason XKMS is designed the way it is is that I
started working on the design with Barb, Brian etc before Web Services
existed, it was the first specification proposal to use SOAP.

	Equally my view of the Web architecture may be somewhat dated, I
started in 1992 after all.  

		Phill

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Baker [mailto:distobj@acm.org]
> Sent: Monday, February 09, 2004 1:41 PM
> To: www-xkms@w3.org
> Subject: XKMS; where's the Web?
> 
> 
> 
> Hi,
> 
> I'll try to be polite, because I don't believe I know many of you, but
> I have to wonder, what does XKMS/XKMS2 have to do with the 
> Web exactly?
> URIs aren't used for important resources, nor is HTTP GET used for
> retrieving data.  Are you familiar at all with the TAG's work, where
> they have, for example, recommended that GET be used whenever you're
> "asking a question", or "performing a query"[1]?
> 
> It seems that XKMS is a "Web services" effort, which is ok in that Web
> services are happening, in part, at the W3C.  But they also have some
> serious architectural problems in their current form, and 
> XKMS* seems to
> have embraced many of their worst practices ... at least IMHO.
> 
> I think XKMS2, as an attempt to improve upon v1, would do well to
> embrace Web architecture.
> 
> Thanks.
> 
>  [1] http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/doc/whenToUseGet.html
> 
> Mark.
> -- 
> Mark Baker.   Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.        http://www.markbaker.ca
> 
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